Wednesday, March 26, 2008

High-Tech Track Meet!

O'Neill participated in the Dan Lennon invitational Track meet held in the USD Dome in Vermillion, SD on Tuesday, March 25. Students were able to watch their techniques immediately following some events by importing coaches' video into their MacBooks. In between events students caught up on homework or iChatted back to school with their results due to the available wireless signal in the Dome.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Congrats to Internet Safety Contest Winners!

Congratulations to Stephanie Nemec, Rachael Hornback, and Brian Finkral. The girls placed first and Brian's project was runner-up in ESU 8 in the Statewide Internet Safety PSA Contest. Stephanie and Rachael's PSA on cyberbullying will move on to the state level. Congratulations, 8th graders!

You can view their projects (and other great new student proejcts) here:

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Top Ten Ways to Take Care of Your MacBook

GarageBand on American Idol

Too bad we don't live a little closer to an Apple Store! They are offering free workshops in GarageBand and song composition... for example, to enter American Idol's Songwriting Competition.
As neat as that is, however, we know there are many O'Neill Public School students who could do it WITHOUT the help of the Apple Store!
Go GarageBand!

Good luck Madison!

Students, teachers, and members of the community at Madison Public School in Madison, NE gathered for an informational meeting on Monday night, March 17th, to discuss a potential 1:1 initiative. The crew was anxious to hear from O'Neill's students as to how things are going so far and so 4 OHS juniors and seniors participated in a video iChat Q&A session. Thanks to these students for sharing with others hundreds of miles away! And good to Madison Public School in their pursuit of a 1:1 Laptop Initiative.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Hot Eats. Cool Treats. Internet? Sweet!

Dairy Queen in O'Neill just recently hooked up wireless Internet in their restaurant. Come out and enjoy a blizzard while working on your MacBook!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Just look at the happy faces!

Our first quarter with laptops is complete and who couldn't see the excitement for learning radiating off these juniors' faces?